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Paul McCrane

Highest Rated:   90% The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
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Studied acting with Uta Hagen at Herbert Berghof Studios in New York City. Made his big-screen debut with a bit part in 1979's Rocky II. Wrote and performed the song "Is It Okay if I Call You Mine?" for the 1980 movie Fame, in which he also appeared. Had a memorable early role in sci-fi smash RoboCop (1987) as a psychotic thug whose face melts after his motorcycle crashes into a toxic waste tank. Shared in Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series with the cast of ER in 2000 and 2001. Has directed episodes of several hit TV series, including Without a Trace, Third Watch and The West Wing.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
4% Atlas Shrugged: Part II
  • Wesley Mouch
$2.6M 2012
71% New Suit
  • Braggy
2005
90% The Shawshank Redemption
  • Guard Trout
1994
No Score Yet Strapped
  • Corman
1993
No Score Yet The Portrait
  • Bartel
1993
No Score Yet With Murder in Mind
  • Tim Franczyk
1992
60% The Blob
  • Dep. Bill Briggs
1988
89% RoboCop
  • Emil Antonowsky
1987
No Score Yet Purple Hearts
  • Brenner
1984
71% The Hotel New Hampshire
  • Frank
1984
No Score Yet We're Fighting Back
  • Actor
1981
84% Fame
  • Montgomery
1980

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Chicago Fire
2012
  • Director
  • 2020
  • 2019
56% All Rise
2019
  • Judge Jonas Laski
  • 2019
No Score Yet Star
2016-2019
  • Producer
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet Shades of Blue
2016-2018
  • Director
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Major Crimes
2012-2018
  • Actor
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Producer
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
84% Empire
2015
  • Director
  • 2015
83% Grey's Anatomy
2005
  • Director
  • Producer
  • 2015
35% Secrets and Lies
2015-2016
  • Director
  • 2015
68% Under the Dome
2013-2015
  • Patrick Walters
  • 2015
77% Extant
2014-2015
  • Director
  • 2015
  • 2014
71% Glee
2009-2015
  • Director
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
90% Nashville
2012-2018
  • Director
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2012
93% Scandal
2012-2018
  • Director
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
8% Betrayal
2013-2014
  • Director
  • 2013
58% Golden Boy
2013
  • Director
  • 2013
67% Vegas
2012-2013
  • Director
  • 2013
  • 2012
82% The Closer
2005-2012
  • Director
  • 2012
43% Harry's Law
2011-2012
  • Josh Peyton Josh "Buck" Peyton
  • 2011
74% The Defenders
2010-2011
  • Director
  • 2011
50% The Whole Truth
2010
  • Director
  • 2011
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Phil Carpenter
  • Director
  • 2011
  • 2010
43% Chase
2010-2011
  • Director
  • 2010
83% Detroit 1-8-7
2010-2011
  • Director
  • 2010
78% Lie to Me
2009-2011
  • Director
  • 2010
0% Miami Medical
2010
  • Director
  • 2010
35% Eleventh Hour
2008-2009
  • Director
  • 2009
13% The Forgotten
2009-2010
  • Director
  • 2009
70% Life
2007-2009
  • Director
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet Without a Trace
2002-2009
  • Director
  • 2009
  • 2007
  • 2005
97% Ugly Betty
2006-2010
  • D.A. Weitz
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Dr. Robert Romano Robert Romano
  • Director
  • 2008
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
90% House
2004-2012
  • Director
  • 2007
52% Shark
2006-2008
  • Director
  • 2007
86% 24
2001-2014
  • Graham Graem
  • 2007
  • 2006
65% Close to Home
2005-2007
  • Director
  • 2006
54% Jericho
2006-2008
  • Director
  • 2006
63% Justice
2006
  • Director
  • 2006
78% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Director
  • 2006
75% The West Wing
1999-2006
  • Director
  • 2006
No Score Yet Third Watch
1999-2005
  • Director
  • 2004
No Score Yet Citizen Baines
2001
  • Sherman Bloom
  • 2001
No Score Yet From the Earth to the Moon
1998
  • Conrad
  • 1998
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
1994-2003
  • Grant Abbott
  • 1998
  • 1997
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
  • Parks
  • 1997
75% The X-Files
1993-2018
  • Leonard Betts
  • 1997
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Pawl James Lee Pawl
  • 1993
22% Sirens
1993-1994
  • Leon
  • 1993
No Score Yet The Commish
1991-1996
  • Neil Perry
  • 1993
No Score Yet The Equalizer
1985-1989
  • Crocker
  • 1989
No Score Yet Wiseguy
1987-1990
  • Johnny Medley Medley
  • 1989
  • 1988
No Score Yet Hill Street Blues
1981-1987
  • Actor
  • 1986
53% Cop Rock
1990
  • Det. Bob McIntire

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